Democracy and Regulation
The American Civil Union has awarded Greg Palast the Upton Sinclair Freedom of Expression Award (the ‘Uppie') for his book, Democracy and Regulation, originally published by the United Nations International Labor Organization. (New 2003 edition by Pluto Press.) Palast will share the award with his co-authors Theo MacGregor and Jerrold Oppenheim.
As the lights go out over California, state politicians are in a Henny Penny panic that the two big local power companies, Southern California Edison (SCE) and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E), will collapse into bankruptcy. Not me: I can't think of anything that would more joyously combine historical justice and good public policy.